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New soldering iron! What should I make?

I am the proud new owner of a soldering iron. What are some good first projects? Must be cheap and at least marginally useful. Blinky lights are a plus! [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 15, 2012 - 17 answers

Experiences with bench power supplies?

What are your experiences with different brands and types of benchtop/lab power supplies? Do certain ones fail more often than others? Easier to fix? Better power conditioning? [more inside]
posted by jwells on Apr 30, 2009 - 8 answers

How to turn my line out into an external speaker out?

Wiring/music equipment question: I have a fairly cheap 30WVox guitar amplifier with a phone/line out jack on the back. When I plug something into the jack, sounds stops coming from the amp's speaker and starts coming out of whatever I plugged in instead. However, I would like it if the sound would come out of both at the same time. How easy or difficult would it be to rewire the amp so that it works this way? I'm good with a soldering iron, but not too great with circuit analysis.
posted by donkeymon on Aug 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Should I eat -- er, solder -- this? On the aging and toughness of ceramic disc capacitors.

Should I eat – er, solder – this? I'm building a preamp and I just discovered that I'm low on 0.1μF 50v ceramic disc capacitors. My question is about whether it's worth trying to salvage more from another (already disassembled) piece of equipment. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Aug 22, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I open my garage door?

Old garage door opener, and the last remote has gone missing. Can I go to radio shack, and make something work? I suspect this might sound nuts. [more inside]
posted by Richat on Nov 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Soldering for the beginning hobbyist

Soldering - Please give me all your iron and accessories recommendations for a beginning home hobbyist (electronics, circuit boards, etc) [more inside]
posted by malacologist on Jul 23, 2007 - 25 answers

How to solder flexible printed circuit?

Tips for hand soldering leads to printed flexible circuits? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 22, 2006 - 11 answers

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